Not to worry friends: These bees do not sting! If people were not afraid of insects, they would stop killing them. The more you know, the less fear you have. I am not afraid of bees. When I was a little girl. I would catch these big bees and tie a piece of yarn loosely around them and walk them around like a dog! (Well, they flew around while I held the string!) Anyway, as you have figured out by now, I am not quite a normal person! However, I have made friends with the bees and hope you will open up to new ideas of communication with other species living among us. Your info today is from Wikipedia about the fascinating flying machines. Also a photostudy of the red bud trees as their spring blooms increase. The reason the bees live here and come out of hibernation is the flowers! Each flower is like a mini cafe to these black beauties. Enjoy!
Eastern carpenter bee
|Eastern Carpenter Bee|
|Female Xylocopa virginica on Salvia|
Now This is a Pear Tree!
|Eastern redbud near Cincinnati, OH.|
|Natural range of the Eastern Redbud|
...this is brendasue signing off from Snowy Rainbow Creek. See You next time!